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Samsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2009 Model)
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- 42-inch high definition TV with 720p resolution
- Two component, and one composite video input; two 10W bottom speakers and SRS TruSurround HD for a rich surround-sound
- Mega dynamic contrast ratio for a stunning high contrast picture
- Anynet technology makes system control of compatible A/V devices like a Blu-ray player or HTIB system a one-touch operation
- One-year parts and labor warranty
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- Brand Name: Samsung
- Model Number: PN42B450
- Display Technology: Plasma
- Display Size: 42 inches
- Total Video Out Ports: 1
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From the Manufacturer
It's easy to see the difference in picture quality with the PN42B450 plasma HDTV. 720p high definition resolution and e-panel technology deliver sharp images and crystal-clear details. You also get more realism and vivid color. Plus bothersome glare isn't a problem with FilterBright and 600Hz Subfield Motion with a .001ms response time delivers a clear picture for fast-moving scenes. Enjoy eye-catching images and brilliant color every day.
Enjoy eye-catching images and brilliant color every day. Click to enlarge.
FilterBright Antiglare Technology
Minimized image glare and maximized contrast make this HDTV perfect for the ultimate viewing experience day or night. The anti-glare filter reduces reflections noticeably while maintaining ultra-high picture contrast. Daytime sports look crisp and bright, while movies at night feature rich blacks and realistic shadow detail.
Samsung's e-panel technology makes sure you get superior picture quality.
- FilterBright panel minimizes glare and reflections.
- 600Hz Subfield Motion for clear motion pictures.
- A fast .001ms response time minimizes blurring of fast motion in sports programs and movie content
- Mega Dynamic Contrast ratio provides an improved, purer black level and color performance in Samsung's latest-generation plasma panels
600Hz Subfield Motion delivers a clear picture for sports, action, and other fast-moving scenes.
Contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this HDTV.
Wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors.
Built-In Digital Tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM)
The SAMSUNG plasma TVs have all the tuners you need for any type of cable service, including high definition.
Get in the game with enhanced blacks, sharp picture quality and optimum audio. At the touch of a button, game mode speeds up the image processing response so you get the most out of your gaming experience.
SRS TruSurround HD
Assisted by the PN42B450's two 10W bottom speakers, this creates an immersive, feature-rich surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clear dialog.
Get rid of the herd of remotes roaming across your coffee table and hiding in your couch cushions. One remote does it all with Anynet+. It delivers one-touch control for all your HDMI-connected compatible Samsung devices--such as your TV, AV receiver, or home theater system--and leaves you plenty of room to put your feet up.
Side A/V Connections
Provides convenient and easy connection for camcorders, cameras, or other compatible AV devices.
ENERGY STAR Compliant
By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured that your SAMSUNG model is helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.
Wide Color Enhancer 2
Whereas blue and green shaded areas of the picture are washed out on conventional screens, wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors. Simply imagine a wider range of color than you ever thought possible.
What's in the Box
Samsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV, Remote control, Cable holders and stand, TV stand and hardware, Cover bottom, Program CD, Owner's instructions, Cloth clean, Quick setup guide, Warranty card
Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?
|With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get. |
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Top Customer Reviews
My goal was to get an HDTV for no more than $1000.
This is how I convinced that Plasma 42" 720 p is the right choice for me .I've done quite bit of click shopping at online stores- amazon, eBay, newegg, abt.
1. Size: I don't need a TV bigger than 50". I live in a Condo. This is for my living room. Watch distance is ~8 feet.
2. Output: For <=50" size, I can not distinguish if the output is in 720p or in 1080 p(or 1080i).Comcast telecasts HD in 1080i in my area. As per my research, it takes at the least 2-3 years for Cable providers to upgrade their output quality to >=1080 p as such upgrade requires huge investment.
3.Plasma vs LCD vs rear projection: Partly this choice was governed by next criterion, price. Rear projections , available in the market, are largely >50". Between Plasma and LCD- I could not find any annoying feature in either technology when I watch those sets in stores -Walmart, target, sears, frys and best buy. At times I found colors of Plasma-warm and more appealing than I found those on LCD.
4.Price- I found Plasma sets did better on this criterion over LCD sets. Also most LCD sets produce 1080p. I do not need 1080p and I did not want to pay for that feature.
5.Other hygiene factors: HDMI inputs(3), Component connection, Optical link for sound
6. Factors I did not care: height(above 6000 feet) . I 've no reason to believe that I'll need to use this set at that elevation. Watching in light: I 'm okay to pull the blinders if too much sunlight affects experience . Burn in: latest Plasmas have advanced technology that constantly moves the picture and does not let burn in happen. Also if burn in does happen after few years, I am okay.Read more ›
If you're looking for a true hidden gem, this TV probably offers the greatest value out there right now - and the Plasma is still superior to LCD at the moment.
Our old television was a standard 32" Toshiba which we purchased from Sam's Club in October of 1999 when we moved up here from Pinellas County. We shopped around quite a long time for that one too. It lasted up until now. The picture is just getting enough power to give an hour glass representation. Other than that, the Toshiba was fine. In fact, I looked around for a Toshiba to replace it. The closest I could come was a Toshiba 40" at just around $740 almost everywhere. Honestly, it seemed like the price was price fixed!
We saw this Samsung in BJ's club and realized that it stood out from all the others. I had been looking for a plasma set, but did not want to get out of the Samsung, Pioneer and Panasonic corridor. These are the three manufacturers extant which build plasma. Why plasma?
Honestly, 1080p is a lot crisper; of this there is no question. The screen 'seems' brighter, and the longevity of screen is greater than some plasmas....BUT...There is no question that in the end, the plasma will give the best rendition of black. The colors are a lot warmer. All other things being equal, after my wife got home last night, we lifted it on to the stand (while I screwed it in place and connected cables from my antenna and the Dish Network SD box), and then I sat back to see if it would start up right away or if we had a D.O.A.
It is beautiful. It worked like a charm right out of the box.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like many others have posted, the screen went black after about 2 years of moderate use. Volume still works, but no picture.Published 15 months ago by Eric Borelli
I have owned this TV since 2009.
Never had a problem, the tv has a great image and 720p is more than enough for my viewing distance. Read more
It has been my primary TV for 5 years, for football games, Netflix, videogames, movies, and it's still great. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sean Tomlinson
Bought it to bring with us when we moved. Took it out of the box, turned it on, and the main power supply went poof. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Walter E. Boehme
It works fine with fast access to the Internet and to the main menu.
It has beautiful colors and very good definition
It is easy to work and very reliable.
The speakers make a sound resembling that of a boiling tea pot in the distance. One can ignore it or compulsively go nuts unable to not hear it. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Eirik J. Iverson
I am reviewing the PN50B450. Which, while it worked, worked great, I had no complaints, the picture was great, it worked great, the sound was decent, however, after the other night... Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Jennifer
when I first picked up this TV it was not anything I wanted. I settled with it for the price and the size. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Shaun Boyer